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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] overlay filesystem: request for inclusion
    On 10 June 2011 13:51, Bernd Schubert <bernd.schubert@itwm.fraunhofer.de> wrote:
    > On 06/09/2011 09:32 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
    >>
    >> On Thu, 9 Jun 2011 14:49:47 +0100
    >> Andy Whitcroft<apw@canonical.com>  wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 08:52:33PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    >>>
    >>> The problem with the userspace alternative is that it does not work. I
    >>> tried to run my live CD on top of unionfs-fuse and the filesystem
    >>> would fail intermittently leading to random errors during boot.
    >>
    >>
    >> If the implementation is slow or buggy then the appropriate action is
    >> to speed it up and to fix the bugs, so these are just non-arguments,
    >> IMO.
    >
    > Exactly. It is rather sad that people never bothered to file bug reports
    > about slow performance issues. I'm one of the upstream authors of
    > unionfs-fuse and also use it on my own for live-USB sticks and NFS-booted
    > systems and do not have such problems.

    The issue is that while I can pause the boot process in initramfs and
    the filesystem appears all well and running if I run init off the
    filesystem some filesystem operations just fail at random leading to
    files seemingly missing intermittently and the live CD failing to
    boot.

    I realize this is tremendously useful information but that's all I can
    say about the issue which is why I did not bother to report it
    anywhere.

    I used whatever was packaged in Debian Squeeze.

    Thanks

    Michal
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